Mechanical and tribological properties of scrap rubber reinforced with Al < inf> 2 O < inf> 3 fiber, aluminium and TiO < inf> 2

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© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2017. Scrap rubber/Epoxy composites reinforced with Aluminium, Alumina Fibre and TiO2 particles were prepared and mechanical and tribological properties of these composites were investigated. Basically, these composites are aimed to use in many engineering applications. A detail microstructure and matrix/reinforcement interface analyze was made by means of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) The wear performance of hard particles reinforced composites were evaluated in view of micromechanical properties. Quasi static and dynamic compression tests were carried out and damaged specimens were studied by SEM. Degradation behaviour of the structure for each composite was compared after exposing against UV. The hardness (short test) values of the composites were reviewed related to the reinforcement elements.

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Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series